Far Cry: Primal wants to shake things up. For once, we're seeing an established IP trying something far removed from why it became a success in the first place. The change to a Stone Age setting could be just what the series needs while it takes a break from modern times and guns. In fact, taking the guns away from Far Cry could allow the series' strengths to shine.
Even the way the game was revealed is new for the series. Gone are the E3 demos or year-long waits (or longer). Instead, after a rather dull live stream of a cave painting (which we ignored until it became something to actually talk about), Ubisoft just went ahead announced the game and showed it in action via a new trailer yesterday. The biggest surprise though, was that it will be coming in February next year, just four months from now.
Development has clearly been going on for a while. Hell, at this stage, it's probably just being polished and checked over. We had a similar late 'reveal' for Fallout 4 and it's great to not have to wait for a year or longer to get our hands on a game. That being said, if every game followed this reveal/release model, games journos would have sod-all to write about most of the year.Click here to read more...
After teasing the internet with images of cave paintings, Ubisoft have finally announced that Far Cry Primal is a thing, and will be with us early next year. Coming to PS4 and Xbox One on February 23rd 2016 (with the PC version arriving a month later) it appears to be a stand alone installment in the series and not an expansion like Blood Dragon was for Far Cry 3. The trailer gives us a look "the original fight for humanity’s survival with its innovative open-world sandbox gameplay, bringing together massive beasts, breathtaking environments, and unpredictable savage encounters."
It also highlights that Saber-toothed
Tigers Cats will most likely be the new Honey Badgers ie. complete and utter deadly jerks.
We're warming up to Assassin's Creed: Syndicate the more we see of it. Naturally, it's facing a lot of pressure after the poor showing of Unity, but we're sure Ubisoft is keen to get its flagship franchise back on track.
Today's new story trailer shows us the ruthless Templar characters who are running London in Syndicate. Fans of twirly gentleman's moustaches are in for a treat. There's zero mention of a modern-day storyline sitting alongside the London narrative, so we presume Ubi has ditched it, which they were in the process of doing with Unity. Take a look at our features below for our earliest impressions on the game.Click here to see the trailer.
Once again, PlayStation owners can get hold of Child of Light at a fantastic price thanks to CDkeys (and that's before you even take into account their voucher code.) With it being a cross-buy purchase, it means you'll be able to play it on either PS3 or PS4. In addition to main game, the Deluxe Edition also comes with the Dark Aurora Customization Pack and the Golem Pack DLC, providing more content for this beautifully presented and highly enjoyable turn-based RPG. Thanks to jack831 @ HUKD!
Be sure to check out our Child of Light review for more details.
Here's a fantastic way to play through many of the great Tom Clancy titles from recent years by paying next to nothing (if you want.) The minimum spend appears to be around 70p at the time of writing, which will get you Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3 Gold, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas, Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Chaos Theory, Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon, and access to the Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege - Multiplayer Beta. Paying more than the average (currently £5.29) will also get you Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas 2, Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Conviction Deluxe Edition, and Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell.
If you're feeling like you want absolutely everything, spending £6.53 will add Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier and Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Blacklist, with more titles to be announced in the near future. There is of course a final tier - £49 for all the games previously mentioned, a Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege pre-order, a Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege t-shirt, and a coupon for 66% off up to any three Ubisoft titles in the Humble Store (although it excludes pre-orders).
One final note - all games need to be redeemed and played through uPlay. I'll let you decide if that's a bad or not-so-bad thing. Thanks to FantasyDeals @ HUKD!
Here's a fantastic price for the Limited Edition of Far Cry 4. Yes, when you click through the listing looks like the standard edition, but it's been confirmed you'll get the Limited Edition with this digital purchase. Best of all, you'll be saving a tenner over the next best offer, which is quite the bargain. The Limited Edition comes with the Hurk's Redemption missions, which apparently provides an extra hour of gameplay and a harpoon gun. Despite not quite matching its predecessor, we felt that Far Cry 4 was a "gorgeous, systems-oriented playground that provides endless hours of entertainment. And exploding elephants." Thanks to mrsusan74 @ HUKD!
Be sure to check out our Far Cry 4 review for more details.
Another deal on the CDKeys website today sees The Crew drop to just £9.49 for PC. You will need to like the CDKeys Facebook page to get a 5% discount code to get it at the reduced price.
"The Crew is a revolutionary action-driving MMO developed exclusively for next-gen consoles and high-end PCs that leverage new hardware capabilities to connect players online like never before. The Crew takes you and your friends on a wild ride across a massive open-world recreation of the United States that is loaded with exciting challenges. Generous in content and tailored for the connected generation, The Crew is the next-gen game that redefines action-driving."
Thanks to Krissto @ HUKD for the heads up.
The battle of the Summer Sales is really kicking off today, with Funstock joining in with big reductions on the Far Cry series on PC. We've got the full list of titles on sale for you below, so if you've missed out on the open-world shooter - especially the latest titles - now might be an opportune time to delve into the insanity. One quick note before you buy - do be are that various types of DRM are in use, including uPlay. Thanks to jaystan @ HUKD!
After a pedantic yet righteous portion of the internet thumped Ubisoft for "downgrading" Watch Dogs between its E3 2012 showing and 2014 launch, Ubisoft have decided to shoot straight when it comes to gameplay footage.Click here to read more...
If you're having trouble with Uplay games today, it's likely due to an ongoing problem with Ubisoft's servers.Click here to read more...
Trackmania Turbo was announced by Ubisoft at this years E3 and will release for both Xbox One and Playstation 4 on November 27th 2015. To be quite honest it looks like a rather cool fun racer and at £22.87 seems like a no brainer for a very good pre purchase price from Zavvi.
Make sure to use code E3UBI drop the listed price of £25.99.Click here to read more...
We strongly believe that ZombiU is possibly the most under-appreciated game of our current generation, seriously.
Unfortunately, due to poor sales as a launch title for the Wii U a sequel will never see the light of day on the platform given that Ubisoft have pretty much made it clear that they have no intention of producing games of a 'mature' feel on the Wii U anymore.
So what do you do? Well, first off you need to drop that U at the end of the game title, it's just not going to work any more.Click here to read more...
Wow, the press conferences at E3 2015 were some of the best we've ever seen. It's been enormously difficult to find a clear winner between the big guns and the smaller publishers all had some quality games on show. Honestly, we're still recovering from Bethesda's Fallout 4 reveal though.
If you missed the live pressers (because you have a decent sleeping pattern), fear not, we braved the small hours to give your our team impressions from the Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo, EA, Ubisoft, Bethesda and Oculus Rift conferences. Take a look at the links below and let us know what has you excited from E3 2015.Click here to read more...
Trey Parker and Matt Stone vowed to never make another videogame after completing South Park: The Stick of Truth. Thankfully, at least for us, the big hypocrites have just announced a sequel entitled South Park: The Fractured But Whole.
Focusing on superheroes rather than fantasy this time around, you'll create your own origins story while enjoying an original plot centred around the hilarious hero episodes. Presumably we'll meet The Coon, Professor Chaos, Mint-Berry Crunch and more.
Details are thin on the ground, including release info. Watch this space (and this trailer!).
In one of the few real surprises of E3 2015 thus far, Ubisoft has revealed that the next Ghost Recon game will be a massive open world that lets you destroy cartels using vehicles, gunplay, tactics, skydiving, high-tech gadgets, stealth or total systemic chaos.
Welcome to the Wildlands.Click here to read more...
With E3 right around the corner, it just wouldn't have felt right to not get the Dealspwn team together to discuss the incoming storm of gameplay reveals, shocking announcements, and terrible on-stage banter. So, we've brought back the beast that refuses to die - welcome to another edition of Game Buzz Extra! In this E3 Special, Carl, Jon and Brendan discuss yesterday's Oculus Rift conference before diving into their hopes and expectations for the rest of the pressers. Highlights include some of Jon's blue-sky-thinking, Brendan's surprising suggestion of what Sony will bring, and Carl warning all against any mentions of a certain remake.
Game Buzz Extra | The countdown to E3 - Recorded 12th June, 2015.
Parental Advisory: We've tried to keep it as conversational and informal as possible, and you should be warned that there may be some instances of strong language, dreadful impressions, and terrible puns.
Beyond Good & Evil may never see a sequel at this rate, but you certainly shouldn't let the original slip you by. At £1.69, you really should check it out.
You play as Jade, a young photojournalist keen to uncover a sinister government plot. Gameplay blends platforming, fighting, driving and some very rewarding stealth sections. There's an addictive photo mode too where you try to get a picture of every wildlife species in the game.
2014 saw Ubisoft dragged through the mud for numerous mistakes, consumer-unfriendly decisions and intellectually offensive gaffes. With luck, E3 2015 will put them back in our good books. Here's what we expect from their press conference, what we want and just as importantly, what we don't.
Not to start on a downer, but my wish list for games I want from the Ubisoft presser seems doomed to fail from the off, as I can't see how they'd fit them in with the games that have already been announced. But in a perfect world we'd be seeing a new Prince of Persia game, ideally one that gives me some goddamn closure on the 2008 original (not gonna happen).
A new Rayman title is certainly feasibly, as it wouldn't require a huge team to work on, but again, I just don't see it happening. You'd expect Beyond Good & Evil to have something to show after all these years, but I'm remaining pessimistic in the hopes I'll be wrong. I'd like to see Far Cry 5 become a reality and ditch last-gen so the series can evolve from the fun but safe fourth entry.
What will we actually get though? Extensive looks at The Division and Rainbow Six: Siege. I'm ready to be excited about The Division, I'm just so close to caring about it and need that little bit of brilliance to get the game out of the grey post-apocalypse box it's currently sat in.Click here to read more...
The next Assassin's Creed title will be fully revealed on May 12th via a world premiere livestream. The mysterious trailer shows off some familiar yet intriguingly different equipment including a Steampunk-inspired wrist cannon, cane and knuckleduster. Everything a Victorian gentleman killer needs.
Why Victorian? Because we already know that Assassin's Creed Victory is coming thanks to those big fat leaks.
We'd love to see some massive new innovations this time around, but we'd probably settle for it not being totally broken. Either way, we'll bring you the latest on May 12th!
UPDATE: Watch here!